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April 3, 2013

Iraqi policemen inspect the premisses of the al-Mustaqbal (The Future) newspaper in the Karrada district of Baghdad on April 2, 2013, following an attack. (AFP PHOTO/SABAH ARAR)
05:00 GMT

According to reports from the scene, four people were injured when a group of angered readers attacked the outlets.

April 2, 2013

The UN General Assembly
19:26 GMT

The UN General Assembly on Tuesday adopted the first-ever treaty to regulate the $80-billion-a-year conventional arms trade.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan shows a book from the Turkish Anthropology Institutes during an address to his ruling party. (AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN)
12:38 GMT

Kurdish militants are calling for legal protection before they agree to their military withdrawal in Turkey.

Syrian army tanks in Deraa province
11:24 GMT

Sources claim that Syria has demanded the release of 8 Alawi workers by midnight Tuesday, threatening to attack a Lebanese border town if the hostages aren't freed

Saudi Arabia  begun deporting thousands of Yemeni migrant workers following a change in the law
11:14 GMT

Saudi Arabia began deporting thousands of Yemeni workers from the Kingdom on Monday, following a change in the law.

Political prisoner freed from Kober Prison, Khartoum in the early hours of April 2 (AFP Photo)
09:07 GMT

6 political prisoners were released from a prison in Khartoum on Tuesday, after President Bashir promised to set all political detainees free in a speech to parliament on Monday

The UN General Assembly prepares for a debate in November 2012 (Getty)
08:22 GMT

The UN General Assembly is set to pass the first global arms treaty, despite blocking action from Syria, Iran and North Korea last week

Iraq's security situation has been deteriorating in recent months. This bombing in Kirkuk in the North of the country killed 2 people on March 29.
07:47 GMT

According to security officials in the area, the attack is linked to the Sunni opposition fighters battling against President Bashar al-Assad's forces in neighboring Syria.

Khaled Meshaal in Gaza.
05:00 GMT

After promising to step down at the end of his third term, the exiled leader of Hamas is set to stay as head of the Gazan group according to sources speaking to Ma'an News.

April 1, 2013

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir during the country's first session of parliament (AFP Photo)
14:07 GMT

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir announced that he's to release political prisoners in the country as tensions with South Sudan relax

Prince Bader Bin Abdul Aziz
13:36 GMT

The Saudi Royal Court announced on Monday that the 81 year old prince had passed away

A suicide bomb attack in Kirkuk, Iraq on March 29 (AFP Photo)
09:29 GMT

9 people including 7 policemen were killed after the explosion at the government compound

Photo of a prison used for illustrative purposes
08:51 GMT

A Saudi, Pakistani and Bidoon (stateless) were executed on Monday for murder

Khaled Meshaal on first-ever Gaza visit (Photo: Marco Longari / AFP)
08:18 GMT

Leaders of Palestinian movement Hamas are meeting in Cairo on Monday to elect a new political office chief, with Prime Minister of the Palestinian government in Gaza Ismael Haniya expected to win.

Lebanon's President, Michel Suleiman, reiterated on Sunday the need for holding elections on time.
03:17 GMT

Lebanon's President, Michel Suleiman, reiterated on Sunday the need for holding elections on time.